PAXTON, Mass. - Norwich University rushed for an impressive 552 yards on the ground en-route to an 81-7 victory over Anna Maria on senior day at AMCAT field. The win improves Norwich to 7-1 (4-1 ECFC) on the season, while the loss drops the AMCATS to 0-8 (0-5 ECFC).
Cadets march past AMCATS
More news about: Anna Maria
Oct 23, 2010
Senior wide receiver Matt Kelly (Charlestown, R.I.) was celebrated on senior day. He was a founding member of the AMCATS in 2008 and entering the contest, he had amassed 295 yards receiving and a 10.5 yards per catch average in his career. He is a Sports Management major who was a member of the 2009 ECFC All-Academic team.
Dominique Concepcion (Middlebury, Conn.) and Santino Simone (Worcester, Mass.) played well for the AMCATS, as Concepcion added a game high in catches (9) and receiving yards (80) while adding a receiving touchdown. Simone added a game high 214 passing yards and a passing score.
Quarterback Kris Sanbourin (Georgia,Vt.) paced the potent ground attack for the Cadets, totaling 116 rushing yards and three touchdowns. Danny Triplett (Haverhill, Mass.) added 81 rushing yards and two touchdowns on just three rushing attempts while Andrew Fulford (Gloucester, Mass.) completed the effort with 96 rushing yards of his own.
After forcing Anna Maria to punt on the opening drive, Norwich dictated the pace of the first quarter. The Cadets used Kris Sabourin's nine yard touchdown run, Mike Ohrenberger's (Framingham, Mass.) 45-yard interception return for a touchdown, Chris Denton's (Plantation, Fla.) 57-yard punt return for a touchdown, Long Ding's (Franklin, Mass.) 40-yard field goal and a Zach Sucharski (Cheektowaga, N.Y.) sack for a safety to jump out to a 26-0 lead. Anna Maria ended the 26-0 Norwich run with a 10 play 77-yard drive at the end of the first quarter to cut the score to 26-7. Santino Simone scrambled out of the pocket, eluded three Norwich defenders and hit a wide open Dominique Concepcion in the back of the end zone for the lone AMCAT score of the contest.
Following the Anna Maria touchdown, Kris Sabourin added his 2nd and 3rd rushing touchdowns of the game and Danny Tripplett added a 10-yard rushing score in the second quarter to give the visitors a 46-7 advantage at intermission.
Norwich remained in control after the break, as Kyle Marzeoti (Billerica, Mass.), Danny Triplett, Pat Sikora (Montpelier, Vt.) and Zach Angelos (Pompano Beach, Fla.) each added touchdown runs, while Derius Silas (Miami Gardens, Fla.) added a 81-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to wrap-up the 81-7 victory for the Cadets.
Both teams return to action next Saturday, as Norwich travels to face SUNY Maritime at 1:00 PM, while the AMCATS travel to Gallaudet at 1:30 PM.